Holiday Home Tours are challenging to produce, requiring many volunteers and months to plan and execute. They are done with love as people open their homes and hearts to help raise money for special people, programs and projects. These ticketed events are often the biggest fundraising effort for clubs or nonprofit organizations.
ALAMEDA: Alameda Holiday Home Tour December 8, 2018, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. $35-40, alamedaholidayhometour.com
Alameda Family Services League presents Holiday Magic Alameda Holiday Home Tour
ALPINE: Alpine Woman's Club Holiday Home Tour December 15, 2018, Expected time & cost: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $30-40, alpinewomansclub.org
AVALON: Holiday Open House at Mt. Ada December 6, 2018, 2-6 p.m. Tour the grand Wrigley home open only once a year to the public. Cookies, drinks and Santa Claus. Presented by the Catalina Island Foundation, Catalina Island Company and Catalina Island Women's Forum. $5 per person ticket, catalinaislandfoundation.org Must be 14 years or older to attend. Mt. Ada, 398 Wrigley Rd., Avalon CA 90704 (310)427-2450 (in the past there has been a $2 each way Taxi running continuously 1:45-6:30 p.m. from the Tour Plaza to Mt. Ada)
BALBOA: Balboa Island Holiday Home Tour December 9, 2018, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. balboaislandnb.org
CAMARILLO: Camarillo Homes for the Holidays December 9, 2018, 1-5 p.m. Includes Red Barn Boutique open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Champagne Pre-tour Brunch 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. meadowlarkserviceleague.com
SEBASTOPOL: Sebastopol Holiday Home Tour December 7-8, 2018, sebastopolholidayhometour.weebly.com $35-45. Also see the Free Artisan Boutique, December 7-9, 2018, at 1782 Pleasant Hill Rd., Sebastopol, CA
CAMARILLO: Camarillo Ranch Christmas at the Ranch with Santa December 5, 12 and 19, 2018, 4:30-7:30 p.m. $6, camarilloranch.org
COSTA MESA: Costa Mesa HS Home for the Holidays Tour December 7, 2017, 3-8 p.m. $50, costamesahometour.com
FRESNO: Fresno La Comida Guild Home Tour, Tea & Boutique November 30, 2018, 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Evening Preview November 29, 2018 invites guests to mingle with Home Owners while enjoying wine and hors d'oeuvres. Thursday, November 29, 2018 Evening Preview & Gala at The Fort begins at 4:30 p.m. with shopping at the boutique, champagne reception and host bar, hors d'oeuvres, sit-down dinner and an exclusive tour of five beautiful Fresno area homes. lacomidaguild.org
HERMOSA BEACH: Hermosa Beach Sandpipers Holiday Homes Tour November 30-December 2, 2018, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. sandpipers.org
LA MESA: Annual Historic Home Tour Saturday, November 3, 2018, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Mediterranean to Modern Architecture in La Mesa Highlands. $40, lamesahistory.com
LINCOLN: Lincoln Holiday Home Tour December 1, 2018, 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Decorated homes in the local area. $20 pre-purchase. lincolnkiwanis.org
LOOMIS: Loomis Basin Holiday Home Tour December 8, 2018, 9 a.m-4 p.m.
Select Loomis, Granite Bay, Rocklin & Roseville homes are on tour. Boutique
is 9 a.m.-3 p.m. holidayhometourloomis.com
Ticket $30-35, Lunch $15
LOS ANGELES: Grier Musser Museum Victorian Christmas House Tour Sunday, December 2, 2018, 1-4 p.m. Guided Tours and Refreshments provided. | Location: 403 S Bonnie Brae St. Los Angeles, California, CA Guided Tours start at 1 & 3 p.m. Admission: $, griermussermuseum.org
MOUNTAIN VIEW: Christmas at Our House November 30-December 1, 2018. On Friday, 1:30-5 p.m. guests enjoy a Boutique, Cookies and Coffee Cart, Champagne reception, Student Showcase Production and Christmas Gala. | Saturday 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. features Boutique Cookies and Coffee Cart, High Tea and Student Performers. sfhs.com
OJAI: Ojai Festival Home Look In November 10-11, 2018, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
ORANGE / TUSTIN: Orange Jack & Jill Guild Holiday Home Tour November 16, 2018, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tour homes decorated for the holidays. Shop at the Boutique. Thursday, November 15, 2018, 6-9 p.m. Friday, November 16, 2018, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. All proceeds benefit CHOC Children's Hospital. $50 presale includes lunch, jackandjillguild.org
ORANGE COUNTY: Great Kitchens and Gardens Tour October 19, 2018, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tour homes in Anaheim Hills and Yorba Linda. Produced by Little Angels Guild $45, choc.org
PASADENA: Holiday Look In Holiday Home Tour December 1-2, 2018, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. See 4 elegantly-decorated homes. $35 approx., pasadenaholidaylookin.org
PASADENA: Holiday Tour at Castle Green December 2, 2018, 1-5 p.m. 120-year-old Castle Green, one of only two times each year that it's open to the public. Visit 25+ private condominiums, the Penthouse, and the iconic Bridge, as well as the ground floor that's decked in holiday finery. Built in 1898, the Castle was designed by architect Frederick I. Roehrig with influence of Moorish, Spanish, and Victorian elements and has turn of the century glamour and charm. Location: 99 S. Raymond Avenue Pasadena, CA $30-35, castlegreen.com
POINT LOMA / SAN DIEGO: Holiday Home Tour December 1, 2018, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Since 1952, All Souls' Episcopal Church Home Tour has provided holiday cheer for thousands of guests. The oldest Christmas Home Tour west of the Mississippi began as an afternoon event in five Point Loma homes decorated for Christmas. Tea was served with a few arts and crafts for sale in the parish hall. Now, the public is invited to a Tea with lunch and treat options and Marketplace. Proceeds benefit ministries. $30-35, approx., allsoulspointloma.org/hometour | new: ptlomahometour.com
POWAY: Holiday Home Tour December 1, 2018, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Hosted by National Charity League Poway Chapter, event features 3 unique Poway homes. Tickets at: $25, powayholidayhometour.wix.com/powayncl
REDLANDS: YMCA Holiday Home Tour December 2, 2018, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $20-25, or $80 patron ticket which includes champagne brunch at Redlands Country Club and front of the line privileges. ymcaeastvalley.org/events/hometour There is also a Holiday Boutique December 1-2, 2018, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. with artisan vendors.
SACRAMENTO: Sacramento Sacred Heart Holiday Home Tour November 30-December
2, 2018, Six elegantly decorated homes are on tour this year. November 30, 2018,
12-8 p.m. | December 1, 2018, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. | December 2, 2018, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
sacredheartschool.net | $30-35, sacredhearthometour.com
SAN SIMEON: Hearst Castle Holiday Twilight tours will be available
starting at 5 pm on November 23, 24, 30 and December 1-3, 7-10, 14-23, and
$30-up, reservations 1-800-444-4445
hearstcastle.org/tour-hearst-castle/ daily-tours/ holiday-twilight-tour/
Wind your way through the grounds, Casa del Sol-guest house, and the grand social rooms of Casa Grande in a special seasonal tour abundant with holiday decorations, numerous Christmas trees. View Mr. Hearst's celebrated art collection in the warm glow of thousands of holiday lights. Learn about the Castle's holiday festivities during the estate's heyday. Tour highlights include House C (Casa del-Sol), the grand social rooms of Casa Grande, the Kitchen, Theater, Neptune pool, Roman pool, and the gardens.
SANTA CLARA: Santa Clara Historic Home Tour December 7-8, 2018
Friday, December 7, 2018, 6-10 p.m.
Saturday December 8, 2018, 12-5 p.m. Five properties include a Garrison Colonial, Colonial Revival, Craftsman Bungalow, Queen Anne Cottage, and Larder House with its False Front Italianate.
Ticket $30-35, sc-hometour.com
SANTA CRUZ: Holiday Home Tour December 1-2, 2018, 12-5 p.m.
Home Tour features amazing homes showcasing Santa Cruz County's most innovative architects and interior designers: new Opal Cliffs stunner home, the Farm Style home with ADU, the Art-Filled home in Aptos, fabulous West Side family home, and brand new Twin Lakes beach house. A $25 VIP Launch Party at a bonus home kicks off the festivities with opportunities to meet the architects, drink dine and shop. All proceeds benefit Santa Cruz Symphony.
TEMECULA: Temecula Holiday Home Tour November 10-11, 2018, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Past pricing -- tickets sold only at the event: Home Tour $42, VIP Experience $150 | Bistro $16, tvwc.com
VISTA: Vista Holiday Home Tour December 2, 2018, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. $25-30, vistacommunityclinic.org
See private residences decorated for the holidays by a talented team of designers and historic Rancho Buena Vista Adobe. Holiday Gift Bazaar artisans sell unique creations. Gourmet food truck sells breakfast and lunch.
WOODLAND: Dickens in the Valley Holiday Home Tour Saturday, December 1, 2018, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. See Beautiful area homes decorated in holiday splendor including the historic Gibson Mansion! $25-30, visitwoodland. Tickets events.ticketprinting.com/dickens2018
Christmas House Inn usually offers an Annual Christmas Tea
The first two Sundays in December. The house is decorated with boughs of evergreens, red ribbon, Christmas lights, and candles. The house comes alive with the holiday spirit. This event is open to the public but reservations go fast.
Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.